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PITTSBURGH, March 20, 2014 – On Friday, April 11, La Roche College will induct 12 accomplished graduates into its Distinguished Alumni Circle, recognizing them for outstanding leadership and extraordinary professional success.

Established last year during La Roche’s 50th anniversary celebration, the Distinguished Alumni Circle honors graduates for their professional achievements and dedication to community service. In the fall of 2013, the College sought nominations from alumni, parents, friends and other members of the La Roche community. This year’s 12 inductees exemplify the fundamental values of La Roche’s mission of preparing students to be leaders in a constantly changing global society.

The 2014 recipients will be inducted into the Distinguished Alumni Circle on Friday, April 11 at Celebrate La Roche!, a special evening showcasing the College and its many contributions to the community, the Pittsburgh area and the world. The event will be held at the Grand Hall of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in McCandless Township, beginning with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the ceremony at 6:30 p.m. The 2014 recipients are:

Rebecca A. Bozym ’01, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
La Roche College

David R. Brudy ’82
Chief Executive Officer

Russell L. Bynum ’79
Bynums Marketing & Communications Inc.

James J. Holtzman ’96
Personal Chief Financial Officer and Shareholder
Legend Financial Advisors Inc. ®

Susan E. Hoolahan, MSN ’91
Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care
UPMC Passavant

Marjorie A. Jacobs ’87
Executive Director, Care Management/Quality
UPMC St. Margaret

Jennifer L. Kopar ’94
Director, Volunteer Resources
Allegheny General Hospital

April Lanotte ’95
Senior Instructor
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Curriculum Consultant
NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate and Challenger Center for Space Science Education

Tedd (Marefka) Trabert ’96
Senior Director of Human Resources and Operations
Health Choice Network of Florida

Sharon Scheidemantle ’86
Broker of Record, Realtor
Achieve Realty

Christine J. Spadafor ’79
President and CEO
SpadaforClay Group Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children

Kessete Teweldebrhan ’91
Anesthesia Educator
College of Nursing and Health Technologies

There are corporate sponsorship opportunities at every level. Organizations and individuals interested in supporting or attending Celebrate La Roche! should visit to register or contact Janet Dennis, associate vice president and director of development, at or 412-536-1092.


About La Roche College: A private, Catholic, co-educational college north of Pittsburgh founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche welcomes students of all religions, ethnic origins and talents. Undergraduates may choose from more than 50 majors, including the top 10 majors most in demand among today’s college students. La Roche combines a quality educational experience with clubs, athletics, social and community volunteer activities, spiritual well-being and more to prepare students for life in a constantly changing global society.



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